Saturday, April 21, 2012

What is legally right

"Should the family of slain underworld boss Carl Williams be paid compensation for his prison death?", asked the Herald Sun. Willaims' family is suing the government for AUD$1mil.

In my opinion, there should be no compensation. A law graduate friend of mine says that legally Williams has been put there in the care of the government, and therefore the government is responsible for his safety. Well, who is responsible for the public's safety before Carl Williams was incarcerated? Why is a criminal's safety more important than the general public's?

I am not a lawyer, nor am I by any means an expert on the subject. But I believe that all laws are derived from God's law. The universal law is to love one another. Every law is enacted to uphold this universal law. However, laws can get perverted. People can make changes to legalize certain actions that seem to be for common good, but actually goes against the higher order of morality. To many people, what is legal is more important than what is morally right. That is why in some places it has become "legal" to practice homosexuality, it has become "legal" to exploit the poor, and it has become "legal" to abort unborn children. Man's laws, which should be answerable to God's law, has instead become answerable only to the court of justice. What has become of morality?!

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